Ilford FP4 Plus + Ilfosol S. There are still many excellent films and developers on the market today, and hundreds of permutations of those films. Ilfosol-3 Film Developer is an enhanced, one-shot updated version of Ilford’s Ilfosol-S. It has been created to suit the needs of photographers who prefer to use . For users of Ilfosol, an eco-friendly black & white film developer from Ilford Ilfosol, and type of Ilfosol used whether Ilfosol, Ilfosol II (Ilfosol 2), Ilfosol S, or Ilfosol 3.

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I would advise careful testing before using this regime on anything important. This site uses cookies. You must log in or sign up to reply here.

I’ve heard a lot of people say that it’s not good for faster film or pushing film. Ilfpsol investigated this issue and read that Ilfosol is intended for finer-grained film.

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I have a 3. However, for greater economy, Ilfosol 3 can also be used with many films at a higher dilution of 1: It will show them that we z commited to using the products and that we don’t want them to stop producing them.

Apr ilfosl, 6. After you have opened the bottle, make the leader test which is: To me FP4 Plus is a compromise and we English are reputed to enjoy this arrangement. Works with great with most of Ilford’s films.

Only room temperature, which is about 22C for now. Not only did Kodak honor the request for some odd sizes, they did it in a relatively prompt manner in ss instances. A dilution of 1: Ilfosol-S had a reputation for failing quickly after the bottle of concentrate was opened.


I push my Lifosol to on a regular basis, and the results are great. Bob I have to say something on this because it’s important. Share This Page Tweet. Is it jlfosol to presume then that perhaps one of the improvements of Ilfosol-3 over Ilfosol-S is it’s better storage capabilities and so forth? I am very pleased with this product.

No idea about Ilfosol-3, haven’t tried it and there isn’t much info online other than Ilford’s own data and recommendations.

Ilfosol S vs. Ilfosol 3??

Hope this helps, Mark. Unfortunately i dont have a cool place to keep it in. I can’t compare it to Ilfosol S, as that had been withdrawn before I had chance to use it. Not my favorite developer, ildosol good with slow films, but didn’t fail unexpectedly.

This is a fine grain and ultra sharp developer when used with films processed at full speed. It’s always kept in the bottle as concentrate with just enough working strength solution being made up pretty much immediately before use so there is never any ‘stock’ left sitting unless I have another roll or two I intend to develop the same day.

I like Ilfosol 3 as a standard developer. One ml bottle is good for about 10 rolls of film. I don’t believe that at all. I use ‘The Massive Development Chart’ to get times for this developer with different films. It is not the best choice of film for those who wish to push-process — its stable-mate HP5 Plus is rather more robust and forgiving in this respect, and those people who believe that a little extra development never did any harm had better watch out and prepare themselves for long printing sessions with much burning-in of highlight areas.

Phenidone is a registered trademark of Ilford, and used alone will give an extremely low-contrast negative, as employed in the P. Better to use just plain water at 20 degrees C for two or three minutes with constant agitation for the first 30 seconds. I don’t use Tmax. Within two years after opening the concentrate and recapping it without minimizing air space it gradually lost potency.


Im gonna stick with d76 for now, and leave everything else to the future. However, you may use it at a 1: Hi John, Sorry for the late reply, I never got a reply notification.

Acutance is the observed density gradient across the edge between a dark and light area of a photographic image. Thus at the usual 1: Increased acutance is achieved where there is insufficient developer potential to allow replenishment of the exhausted solution in the rapidly developing highlights [BJP Annual ].

But do what you want. X further details see delivery estimates in cart. Place your order by 5pm Wed Jan 2 and your order will ship the same day.

The recommended developing time at 20 degrees C at 1: Give it a go, personally I think Panf50 and Ikfosol is about the nicest combination Ilford produce. I guess its best for me to stick with the d Apr 26, 1. Rated 5 out of 5 by William from Very good developer I have read that some say this developer has a short shelf life in a partial bottle that may be, but I broke it down into several 2 oz brown glass bottles to prolong the life Date published: We’re working in a dwindling medium.

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